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#44718 - 08/11/07 07:55 AM vaniqa and chin/ throat area success
alli Offline
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I have read through all the posts on vaniqa and it looks like many ppl have had some success. I would love to know specifically if anyone has had success on the throat area under the chin???
Also has anyone else experienced what Metria has with vaniqa making the hair coarser, brittle and hard to pluck (breaking off when plucking and causing ingrown hairs)?

Any feedback is much appreciated. I am thinking of going back on it after a 3 year break.
alli

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#44892 - 08/15/07 02:57 AM Vaniqa Does Work!
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I started using Vaniqa December of 2006. It took 6-8 wks for me to notice the reduction in the hair on my chin. I used to spend about 40 minutes plucking EVERY SINGLE MORNING lots and lots of hairs (so many that i can't count) from my chin and some on my neck. I noticed that the hair started to reduce with Vaniqa bcz i spent less and less time plucking (really!). One morning I got up and COULD NOT FIND ONE SINGLE HAIR. Not one. I walked out of the house without having to pluck! It hadn't happened since I was 18 and I am 27!

But, sadly, i have not been able to get Vaniqa in Australia since then. Apparently there is a new provider and it will be available here again in mid to late September (I cannot wait!). It has meant though that I am back at square one. I will have to wait the 6-8wks for it to start working all over again. However, i am just happy that we may be having it again. It cost me $98 AUS for the small tube. I am willing to pay this for the rest of my life if it means that I dont have hair on my chin anymore.

I am olive skinned with dark hairs. I had tried everything before (including spending $1200+ on laser!) and nothing else worked. For me vaniqa is a miracle.

I just want it back in Australia NOW!!

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#44893 - 08/15/07 02:58 AM Re: Vaniqa Does Work! [Re: ILoveVaniqa]
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Oh and thanks for this forum. I have searched high and low for somewhere to tell my experience with vaniqa and never knew this existed.

Thanks!

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#44894 - 08/15/07 03:09 AM Re: Vaniqa Does Work! [Re: ILoveVaniqa]
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oh and after having read some other posts here i must say that i am not promoting vaniqa. i am just a 27 yo who is so happy to have found something that works for me. i remember when i first starting using vaniqa that i though maybe i had just wasted a hundred bucks. after 4 wks i was ready to give up using it. but i did gradually notice a difference.

i know how hard it is being a woman and living with hair on my face. it is a very awful feeling. i hate talking to people at close range and always try to tilt my head down so as divert attention from my chin area.

anyway im rambling right?

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#44900 - 08/15/07 05:19 AM Re: vaniqa and chin/ throat area success [Re: alli]
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i have had success on the throat area under the chin/ neck area. but of course i imagien that it would vary from person to person. also if u have had success with it on the chin then it should mean u would have success with it on the neck.

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#44919 - 08/15/07 08:31 PM Re: vaniqa and chin/ throat area success [Re: ILoveVaniqa]
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considering how much Vaniqa costs and how often you have to use it (so you have to buy a lot of it), it might make more sense to invest into permanent hair removal like electrolysis, which wouldn't be any more expensive in my opinion and will get rid of your problem forever.

I would also suggest testing for PCOS or other hormonal disorders if you are a woman with considerable hair growth on your neck and chin.

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#44922 - 08/15/07 08:33 PM Re: Vaniqa Does Work! [Re: ILoveVaniqa]
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considering how much Vaniqa costs and how often you have to use it (so you have to buy a lot of it), it might make more sense to invest into permanent hair removal like electrolysis, which wouldn't be any more expensive in my opinion and will get rid of your problem forever.

I would also suggest testing for PCOS or other hormonal disorders if you are a woman with considerable hair growth on your neck and chin.

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#44925 - 08/15/07 10:17 PM Re: Vaniqa Does Work! [Re: ILoveVaniqa]
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 Originally Posted By: ILoveVaniqa
I am olive skinned with dark hairs. I had tried everything before (including spending $1200+ on laser!) and nothing else worked. For me vaniqa is a miracle.


If you live near an electrologist, you could enjoy the miracle of permanent hair removal and wouldn't need Vaniqa anymore. That's a steep price you are paying for a small tube and after already spending $1,200 for laser. It's funny how people gripe about electrolysis (the sure thing) being expensive when they don't hesitate to plop down over a thousand dollars for laser with no results and Vaniqa at $98 a tube that they will have to use for the rest of their life. Now, I'm am not scolding you at all because I am assuming that you don't have access to a skilled, modern electrologist as they are hard to come by on certain parts of the globe, but there are people that continue to chase the hair, who could spend less money for more, with electrolysis.

I would strongly urge you to spend effort to research if there are any good electrolgists in your locale. If there are not, then Vaniqa is a good choice for you because it is your only choice.


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#44927 - 08/15/07 10:26 PM Re: Vaniqa Does Work! [Re: dfahey]
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Laser is not a good option for olive skin on the face. Unfortunately, some are in it for the money and will perform treatments on just about anyone. In your case, electrolysis will be a much better PERMANENT option than spending such exorbitant amounts on a temporary cream.

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#44968 - 08/16/07 11:28 PM Re: Vaniqa Does Work! [Re: LAgirl]
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in reply to the above comments, my mother also has the same problems as me so my excess hair is actually hereditry ratehr than PCOS or the like.

ME mother had electrolysis done for a span of 7 years (costing lots, its very expensive here!) and had no success. Her and I are the same colouring and so i did not choose to try electrolysis because i had a (strong) feeling that it also would not work for me.

I have noticed throughout the threads that when someone mentions vaniqa ro something else that they are trying for their excess hair problems, soemone (or 2 or 3) pops up and lectures about electrolysis and how everything else is a waste of money and time. what works for you may not work for the next person.

vaniqa works for me. i am thankful for that. i have a real problem with very real psychological side effects. some support on this forum would go a LONG way.

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